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Micawber Tavern

4.4
4.4
144 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub

An English Tavern located in the Dandenong Ranges, serving warm meals and cold beer. With a fireplace inside and a massive beer garden, we are an all year around venue perfect for all occasions.

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Booked 35 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Irish, English

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9754 8660

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Table service style in our bistro plus bar dining

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining Room
    Outdoor Decking
    Beer Garden

  • Neighborhood

    Belgrave

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    663 Bus arrives outside, Belgrave train station is a 10 minute walk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Entrees

  • Cheddar Cheese SouffléA$18.00

    Red onion marmalade

    • Steamed Mussels**A$16.00

      Bacon, Irish cider, garlic bread

      • CalamariA$16.00

        Romesco, chorizo, orange, fennel

        • Buffalo Chicken WingsA$14.00

          Blue cheese, celery

          • Crispy Ham Hock**A$14.00

            Mustard, pickles, pork crackling

            • BBQ Pork RibsA$19.00

              Slaw

              Main Meals

              • Butternut RisottoA$24.00

                Goats cheese, spinach, hazelnuts

                • Fish and Chips**A$26.00

                  Pea puree, tartar sauce

                  • Chicken Parma**A$28.00

                    Potato rosti, caper slaw

                    • Micawber Tavern Cheeseburger**A$25.00

                      Chips

                      • 300 gr Scotch Fillet, Chips, WatercressA$34.00

                        Choice of Caramelised onion and herb butter, Red wine jus or Peppercorn sauce

                        • 250 gr Eye FilletA$38.00

                          Choice of Caramelised onion and herb butter, Red wine jus or Peppercorn sauce

                          • BarramundiA$34.00

                            Crushed potatoes, prawns, asparagus, salsa verde

                            • Confit Duck LegA$30.00

                              Potato gratin, savoy cabbage, butternut, blackberry jùs

                              Bar Snacks

                              • Oysters Kilpatrick

                                • eaA$3.00
                              • Tomato AranciniA$9.00

                                Pesto mayo (3)

                                • Onion BhajiA$9.00

                                  Tamarind chutney (3)

                                  • Kataifi Prawns

                                    Sweet chilli

                                    • eaA$5.00
                                  • Black Pudding CroquettesA$12.00

                                    Wholegrain mustard (3)

                                    Desserts

                                    • Vanilla Crème BrûléeA$12.00

                                      • Baileys Triple Chocolate CheesecakeA$14.00

                                        • Sticky Date PuddingA$12.00

                                          Mascarpone cream

                                          Sides

                                          • ChipsA$10.00

                                            Garlic mayo

                                            • Salt and Vinegar Onion RingsA$8.00

                                              • Duck Fat Roast PotatoesA$10.00

                                                • Green SaladA$6.00

                                                  • BroccoliniA$8.00

                                                    Almonds, lemon

                                                    Kids Menu

                                                    • Chicken TendersA$14.00

                                                      Chips, tomato sauce

                                                      • BangersA$14.00

                                                        Chips, tomato sauce

                                                        • Spaghetti BologneseA$14.00

                                                          • Vanilla or Chocolate Dixie CupA$6.00

                                                            Last updated: October 18, 2021

                                                            What 144 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                            4.4
                                                            4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.4Food
                                                            • 4.3Service
                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                            • 4.2Value

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                                                              PhilH

                                                              Melbourne

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                              Plenty of options atbthe Tavern. inside if it's cold, outside if the weather is good like is was when we went. Nice music as well.

                                                            2. GA

                                                              GANNES

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Very good food nice setting.Good service. Excellent

                                                            3. C

                                                              Carol

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                              Food was great. The system in place to take orders was very poor. Assigning one waitress to take orders for food and drink meant waiting over half an hour for even a jug of water and drinks. Food came promptly once ordered but the service was a disappointment. Hoping that the system used to serve customers is reviewed. The wait staff did their best within the system.

                                                            4. MS

                                                              MichaelS

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              Service and food were both very nice Will definitely be going back 😊

                                                            5. G

                                                              Gabe

                                                              Victoria

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great night. Loved dinner and our waitress was super friendly and kept the kids entertained 💙

                                                            6. VG

                                                              VinceG

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall3food2service5ambience2

                                                              The staff were fantastic, and the place was very nice, however we were sat outside on the upper deck, just below a speaker. This wouldn’t normally be a problem, but the sound quality was awful, perhaps they could invest in a better quality system. Also, when the food arrived, my wife’s meal was seriously overcooked, this was the case for both her fish and chips. I would be more than happy to give the place a second chance, simply because the staff were so lovely.

                                                            7. C

                                                              Clark

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              Booked for dinner at 8pm, arrived 5 mins early, was seated & given a menu. We waited 30 mins to be served before being told the kitchen couldn’t take orders. We left. I know people are understaffed right now but if dinner isn’t possible please don’t seat us for dinner. Really bummed me out

                                                            8. J

                                                              Jodie

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Beautiful surrounds, great food. They did well considering it was first night restaurant was open

                                                            9. M

                                                              Manwood

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Awesome food and service - love the new decor - the place feels great now.

                                                            10. DC

                                                              DeanC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and fantastic table service Outdoors Sunday afternoon band ,Gteat pub loved it ,we will be back for sure

                                                            11. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              London

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              Great pub for a relaxing dinner

                                                            12. SA

                                                              SteveA

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              A great selection of Gluten Free options. As I am a Coeliac, I need that option. I was delighted to find a G.F. Chicken Parma - with a delicious potato rosti. My wife had a delicious fish in batter - that was gluten-free too - and delicious! ( I had to try it). Thank you for giving me such great options. I am looking forward to catching up with friends and family at Micawber Tavern.

                                                            13. M

                                                              Marbob

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely wait staff,good beer,well cooked and presented food.being elderly really appreciate all that,thank you.

                                                            14. PY

                                                              PaulY

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and music on a Sunday afternoon. Recommend.

                                                            15. RB

                                                              RyanB

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                              Was seated at 1pm and was finally served our lunch at 3.30pm. Service very slow and had to continually go to bar to order even though it was supposed to be table service.

                                                            16. LL

                                                              LocalLee

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                              overall3food1service4ambience5

                                                              Great setting & service. Ordered the Scotch fillet (medium rare) but I could only eat half as the other half was actually raw and full of fat 😩. That was the only disappointing thing for me. Has turned me off steak for a while.

                                                            17. LL

                                                              LisaL

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              What a lovely way to spend New Years Day away from the heat. Lovely food, friendly staff and great entertainment and a very relaxing environment!

                                                            18. D

                                                              Danielle

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              New owners and their team are doing an excellent job. They have transformed the Micawber experience. We had the calamari entree and the barramundi main course. Calamari - the flour flavour was noticeable in the batter, so I will probably ask if they can cook it without that part next time, *and* the calamari itself and the salad were magnificent. The barramundi was out of this world amazing. Most highly recommended.

                                                            19. WS

                                                              WendyS

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                              We were very disappointed with Micawber. We arrived before our reservation to be told our reservation didn't include dinner. However I could not find this notification anywhere on my confirmation - otherwise I would not have booked for dinner. Instead we paid $48 for 4 bowls of chips. (My son's girlfriend called them dog bowls). There was meant to be a band starting at 9pm, and we left at 9.30pm - along with other patrons - with no dinner, no music and not a great end to the year.

                                                            20. M

                                                              Missmonet

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Impressed with the refurbished McCawbers , clean and contemporary yet retaining the character of the Tavern. The staff provided a warm and friendly atmosphere . The Baramundi was particularly good and the quality and presentation of the food was worth waiting for.

                                                            21. AP

                                                              AndyP

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              What a picturesque high quality and friendly place to have a good meal.

                                                            22. RF

                                                              RachaelF

                                                              Victoria

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                              Lovely renovated pub, food nice but took an hour to arrive

                                                            23. SM

                                                              StewartM

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                              overall3food1service3ambience3

                                                              The new owners are trying too hard to turn a turn a local tavern into a gourmet restaurant. The selection of certain drinks were over priced and locally made is very good we don't need to buy from overseas. The food was adequate and also very over priced my Barramundi was cooked to mush almost the vegetables were also so soft I almost asked for a spoon they were like baby food. This was one of the most expensive dishes on the menu. My friend had a cheese hamburger and chips and she said it was nice. Overall it was ok but I'm sure the locals won't be just popping in. And winter is cold and wet up here and that will what they will be relying on then.

                                                            24. MG

                                                              MargaretG

                                                              Victoria

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                              Excellent service.Fish and chips mediocre.A large serve, but quite bland with the tiny pea purée.A small side salad would have added som texture and colour and more of a restaurant standard

                                                            25. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                              Great barramundi, margaritas and coffee in lovely creek side setting

                                                            26. MJ

                                                              MargieJ

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The gluten free chicken parma was beautiful and everyone at the table enjoyed their meals, Well done Micawbers 😊 👏 ✔ 😀 👍 🙌

                                                            27. K

                                                              Kezz

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The changes to the tavern are wonderful...food was fantastic and service was excellent...can't wait to pop in for a Sunday afternoon drink soon

                                                            28. L

                                                              Lani

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely food, fantastic staff. We sat at an outside table for Christmas Eve. It was a wonderful ambience with the pretty fern-lined creek running next to us - and the outdoor bar! Happy that this is one of our locals.

                                                            29. SR

                                                              SydneyR

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                              The place was only had a few people and they sat us right next to a couple ( social distance) got the drinks order wrong took ages to order food brought my entree out with main steak well I’ve had better rump and no one else finished there’s but will say there renovations are fantastic

                                                            30. W

                                                              Wendy

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                              Hi, We we’re really disappointed to see only two people working were wearing a mask. We wanted to go somewhere where we could be outside,and ventilated, but honestly. You need to all wear a mask. I’m a health professional and we have to wear much tighter fitted masks all day. You are asked to wear a light mask. Please just do it!

                                                            31. JW

                                                              JessicaW

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Fabulous staff, great food - many gluten-free options to choose from!

                                                            32. S

                                                              Seventy4

                                                              Chicago

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                              overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                              We love the new renovations in the place, and the service was great. Our main gripe was with the 2 Eye Fillet steaks a few of us ordered. Ordered medium rare, which they were which was good. Both steaks were seriously tough. I hope they look into their supplier because you can’t charge your patrons $42 for that rubbish. The fish and chips were good, as was the roast of the day.

                                                            33. MC

                                                              MatthewC

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                              Beautifully renovated. Outdoors is a must do experience in Warne weather. Table waiting was good but order was messed up. Be very clear when ordering. Two out of our Four mains were tasty, one ok and one not great. Drinks are a little expensive for a pub.

                                                            34. MC

                                                              MichaelC

                                                              Melbourne

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              A great place for drinks, food and ambience. The outside deck was very nice and service was fantastic. Overall a great place

                                                            35. DC

                                                              DavidC

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                              overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                              I took my partner here for her birthday. Chicken Parma was dry, the chips tasted like old oil but they cut by hand. My family didn't enjoy the food here. The staff are great here and try their best. Since it came under new management they need to improve their standards.

                                                            36. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Melbourne

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              1.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                              overall1food4service1ambience1

                                                              We normally frequent this place and it’s our favourite local, usually the service is amazing and the staff and vibe second to none. On this occasion it was a disaster. Took us 30mim before we got food service and the staff were unhappy and miserable. We were informed by a lovely staff member that management had recently changed which had a big impact on the vibe and staff service. Such a shame that this local gem is currently being managed poorly.

                                                            37. A

                                                              0Alli

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                              overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                              Entree was delicious Cheese Souffle was lovely tasty and would recommend, my husband had Calamari it was OK, Buffalo wings also very tasty. The mains were rubbish, My Husband and Our friend had the Scotch Fillet, tough and rubbery, chips tasted like dirty oil, and the coleslaw had far too much Parley, mine was a parma, I was lucky to eat a quarter of the whole meal, the ham was very very ordinary on top, the cheese was smelly, the slaw was revolting and the Roti! disgusting perhaps it had cinnamon in it, it was not fresh and crispy as expected. for 4 of us $330 , and the meal was crap! The mains came out and the entree dirty plates were still on our table, we are handed hot plates and left to juggle these while they moved some plates for us to put our dinner down. This did include Alcohol, the draft was not any good either. I am sorry to say I do not recommend, this used to be a wonderful bar, now its very sad.

                                                            38. ED

                                                              ElleD

                                                              Melbourne

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              The new look is great, food portions are fabulous!! We had a great night! The outdoor tables would be perfect when it's warm!! Thanks guys

                                                            39. JW

                                                              JanetW

                                                              Melbourne

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                              Really nice atmosphere - family friendly and relaxed. New management has made lots of positive changes but kept the prices and menu similar. Service was a little slow but it was super busy so not a problem. Good pub meals and safe gf options for those that need it.

                                                            40. KC

                                                              KeithC

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                              Vastly improved Lovely place now good food entertainment and ambience

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                                                            Micawber Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Booked 35 times today
                                                            Google Map for Micawber Tavern

                                                            65/71 Monbulk Rd Belgrave, AU-VIC 3160

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Belgrave

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm
                                                              Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Pub, Irish, English

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Casual Dress

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Private Lot

                                                            • Public transit

                                                              663 Bus arrives outside, Belgrave train station is a 10 minute walk

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (03) 9754 8660

                                                            • Catering

                                                              Table service style in our bistro plus bar dining

                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                              Private Dining Room
                                                              Outdoor Decking
                                                              Beer Garden

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